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Genevieve (Burton) Tolman

July 25, 1936 ~ October 16, 2021 (age 85)


Genevieve (Burton) Tolman was born July 25, 1936 in a homestead cabin to her loving parents Leona and Clifford Burton.  Our cherished mother, daughter, big-sister, grandmother, aunt, and friend passed on Friday October 15, 2021.  Geneveive is dearly loved and will be whole-heartedly missed!  

Genny was full of love, and devoted to her family, friends and her faith. Genny may have had a life full of adversity and struggle—but she was also a tenacious doer who always got things done.  She found happiness in the simple things and always had a smile, a joke, and a humorous story to share.

She would share anything—all she had—and everything with everyone. Genny even shared her ice cream cones with her beloved sister, Elza’s precious dog, Tofu.  

Genny was a jokester. She loved to play tricks.  She froze plastic-flies in ice cubes and would hide fart-cushions on the chairs.  She Loved to sing, sew, and cook.  Genevieve was a cheerful outgoing people-person. 

Genny was born and raised in Star Valley Wyoming.  She played the trumpet in the marching band, and worked at the A&N grocery store after school.  Genevieve  married Marriner Tolman On November 11, 1954 in the Logan Temple.  After marrying, she lived in Fairview Wyoming.  Then she moved to Bountiful where Geneveive owned Puritan Cleaners. 

After her divorce, she moved to Idaho falls and later in life settled in Salt Lake City, Utah near her daughter Cherie.   

Genevieve leaves behind—her beloved children: Robert Tolman, Cherie Keeton and joins her son Brian.  She leaves her siblings Kay Burton (Anita),  Betty Mills (Richard), Twila Boren (Ken), and Terryl Burton; her Grandchildren Robert-Chad Tolman, Felicia-Cherie Tolman Julia-Ann Tolman, Bobby-Joe Tolman Joshua Tolman, her Great-Grandchildren, and her Friends that she Loved Dearly! 

Genevieve was preceded in death by her son Brian Tolman, her Parents, Leona Elizabeth Moser and Clifford V Burton, her siblings Orden Burton  (Erma), Vernon Burton (Vicki), Elza Burton Huffaker (Keith), Chad Burton (Irene), and Shane Burton (Sharon). 

Genevieve (Burton) Tolman’s Memorial-Internment will be on Friday October 22, 2021 at 1:00 PM at the Auburn Cemetery


Graveside Service
October 22, 2021

1:00 PM
Auburn Cemetery

Auburn, WY 83111

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